Gem Path remove

Hello Everyone,

I’m having trouble installing gems because of a gem path.

C:>gem install watir
ERROR: While executing gem … (Errno::EACCES)
Permission denied - Z:/.gem

C:>gem env
RubyGems Environment:

  • RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.1
  • RUBY VERSION: 1.8.6 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 287) [i386-mswin32]
  • INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
  • RUBY EXECUTABLE: C:/Ruby/bin/ruby.exe
  • EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: C:/Ruby/bin
  • RUBYGEMS PLATFORMS:
    • ruby
    • x86-mswin32-60
  • GEM PATHS:
    • C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
    • Z:/.gem/ruby/1.8
  • GEM CONFIGURATION:
    • :update_sources => true
    • :verbose => true
    • :benchmark => false
    • :backtrace => false
    • :bulk_threshold => 1000
  • REMOTE SOURCES:

In my GEM PATHS theres Z:/.gem/ruby/1.8

Can anyone tell me how to remove that path? because that is a network
drive to which I will never have write access.

Thank you.

On Mar 3, 12:27 pm, Andrei C. [email protected] wrote:

  • RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.1
  • GEM CONFIGURATION:
    Can anyone tell me how to remove that path? because that is a network
    drive to which I will never have write access.

Looks like your home or profile directory is Z:, check with this:

ruby -v -e “puts File.expand_path(’~’)”

You can force a location for gem installation using GEM_PATH and
GEM_HOME environment variables.

RubyGems seems using Z: because it may not have write permissions to
C:/Ruby

Did you or our Administrator install it? If so, would recommend talk
to him and install Ruby “as user” instead.

A newer version of an Installer for Windows has been made available a
few weeks ago. I highly recommend the switch to it:

http://rubyforge.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=36423

It was I who installed ruby and it worked just fine until 2 days ago.

I tried with GEM_PATH and GEM_HOME before posting, but I think I was
doing something wrong because it did not work. I have reinstalled ruby,
I still have the Z in my path but now it’s linked to my network folder.

Instead of Z:/.gem/ruby/1.8 I have Z:/<network_folder>/.gem/ruby/1.8

this works now.

Andrei C. wrote:

It was I who installed ruby and it worked just fine until 2 days ago.

I tried with GEM_PATH and GEM_HOME before posting, but I think I was
doing something wrong because it did not work. I have reinstalled ruby,
I still have the Z in my path but now it’s linked to my network folder.

Instead of Z:/.gem/ruby/1.8 I have Z:/<network_folder>/.gem/ruby/1.8

this works now.

Hi folks,

I still have just the same issue here. I am using the windows installer
and after doing so, gem env tells me this:

RubyGems Environment:

  • RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.5
  • RUBY VERSION: 1.8.6 (2010-02-04 patchlevel 398) [i386-mingw32]
  • INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
  • RUBY EXECUTABLE: C:/Ruby/bin/ruby.exe
  • EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: C:/Ruby/bin
  • RUBYGEMS PLATFORMS:
    • ruby
    • x86-mingw32
  • GEM PATHS:
    • C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
    • U:/.gem/ruby/1.8
  • GEM CONFIGURATION:
    • :update_sources => true
    • :verbose => true
    • :benchmark => false
    • :backtrace => false
    • :bulk_threshold => 1000
  • REMOTE SOURCES:

OR

ruby -v -e “puts File.expand_path(’~’)”
–> U:/

My problem is, that U: is a network folder which is not accessible if I
want to work offline in the train or whatever.

So how can I tell gems not to use U:?

Thanks a lot!
Tem

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